By Jackie Burrell
Friday, May 8th, 2009 at 10:08 am in Health & Safety.
If you’re a Bay Area commuter, you may have caught me on KCBS this morning, talking about those Swine Flu Parties and our unscientific poll that found that a third of you would expose your children to the H1N1 virus – assuming, of course, that you could find a case. Despite our mad panic, just 642 people in the United States have the disease. Two-thirds of you thought the idea was nuts. And Cuger Brant posted a comment noting that any more virulent virus that eventually emerges from this strain will have mutated by then.
KCBS’s anchors wondered whether people are drawn to the idea of self-infection because they’re afraid of vaccines or don’t believe a vaccine will be ready in time, or whether it’s simply because it’s a glimmer of hope. What do you think?